The North Carolina Mason

November/December 2014

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T h e m i s s i o n o f f r e e m a s o n r y i n n o r T h C a r o l i n a i s T o r a i s e T h e m o r a l, s o C i a l, i n T e l l e C T u a l, a n d s p i r i T u a l C o n s C i e n C e o f s o C i e T y b y T e a C h i n g T h e a n C i e n T a n d e n d u r i n g p h i l o s o p h i C a l TeneTs of broTherly love, relief, and TruTh, whiCh are expressed ouTwardly Through serviCe To god, family, CounTry, and self under The faTherhood of god wiThin The broTherhood of man. The Mason NORTH CAROLINA (USPS 598-260) is published bimonthly by e Grand Lodge of AF & AM of North Carolina, 2921 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608. ird class postage paid at Oxford, NC 27565. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to e North Carolina Mason, School Of Graphic Arts, Masonic Home for Children, Oxford, NC 27565. Grand Master Douglas L. Caudle Board Of Publication John A. Pea (Chair) R. Kevin Combs C. omas Nelson Jr. John A. Sullivan John R. Beamon III Editor Ric Carter Good quality pictures, whether color or black and white, are essential for suitable reproduction. e right to reject any submission not suitable for use is reserved. Pictures will be returned to the sender only if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Submissions and other correspondence should be sent to the editor at PO Box 6506, Raleigh, NC 27628 or . Each North Carolina Mason is a subscriber to e North Carolina Mason. If you know a member who is not receiving the paper, please send us his full name, his complete address and the name and number of his lodge. Masonic widows receive e Mason free upon request. Subscriptions are available to others at a rate of five dollars per year. Subscription inquiries and address changes only should be sent to: e School of Graphic Arts, Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina 27565. Reproduction of articles by Masonic organiza- tions is permitted with proper credits. Opinions expressed are not necessar- ily those of The North Carolina Mason, the Grand Lodge, or Board of Publication. Page 2 The North Carolina Mason November/December 2014 ASHEBORO — Asheboro 699 presented three $500 scholarships to local college-bound students this year. In the accompanying photos: Senior Warden Matthew Needham presents Randleman High School's Merribel Carranza her check; Steve Coleman and Logan Paige Hill of Southwestern Randolph High School; and Master Steven Robbins and Perla Castro of Asheboro High School. — Robert A. Graves Castro Carranza Hill WILSON — Wilson 712 recently held their annual T. Bruce Boyette Memorial Scholarship Banquet. Pictured, from left, are Tyler Nichols headed for East Carolina University; Nicole Williams going to Johnston Community Col- lege; Lodge Master Davis Wheeler; Alexis Ellis, to East Carolina University; and Shonte Jones bound for Elizabeth City State University. Each student was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the upcoming school year. — Bill Fardy DENVER — On June 17, Denver 757 presented its first scholarships to four Lincoln County students. The lodge raised $5,000 for the scholarships with a golf tournament at Westport Golf Club September 28, 2013. On June 17, they honored the four students and their families. The recipients were Tatum Marie Auvil who will be attending UNC Chapel Hill; Western Carolina University bound Jeremy Alexander Brotherton; Lily Elena Du- vall headed for UNC-Charlotte; and Isaac Yia Moua who will be attending Gaston College. Seen here, from left, are Brian Nixon, Duvall, Brotherton, Auvil, and Lodge Master Lee Nichols. — Ken Carnley FUQUAY-VARINA — Fuquay 258 named Brandon Mendez, center, their 2014 scholar. He was awarded $1,000 to help him during his college career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mendez and his family joined the lodge for dinner for the presentation. Seen here are, from left, Scholarship Committee member Tim Allen, Mendez, and Natalie Scharf. — Frank A. Bowles HOLLY SPRINGS — Historic Holly Springs 115 awarded three scholarships of $500 each as part of their ongoing civic and charitable activities. The Holly Springs recipients of these awards are, from left, Laura Brady attending University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Michaela Richer attending Wake Tech, and John C. Dullaghan attending NC State University. — Vinnie DeBenedetto MOREHEAD CITY — Ocean 405 presented its first scholarships this year. They financed the three $1,000 grants with a barbecue and donations. Two of the scholars, Makenzie Bronwyn Guthrie, right, and Jon Christopher Buckland, left, attended West Carteret High School. They got their awards May 19. The third recipient was Hans Peter Har- lacher of Croatan High School who received his on May 23. No picture was available. — James Hall Masons supporting kids' educations Crews were roofing the day Masons volunteered. WILMINGTON — Masons in the 12 th Masonic District are helping out Habitat for Humanity. e project makes decent housing possible for people in need. ey build or repair homes with volunteer labor and help provide nonprofit mortgages for their clients. On Saturday, July 12, six Masons from the 12 th District met at 7:45 a.m. on Clay Street in Wilmington to help build a house. e day's main focus was installing the roof, and there were plenty of other jobs for anyone who was unable to climb onto the roof. Par- ticipants found it to be "a great opportunity for those of us in the craft to practice the greatest of Masonic tenets, charity." ey reported, "It was a great morning of brotherly affection, and we all look forward to doing it again next year with a bigger group." — Terry Kuhn Pictured, from left, are: Aaron Ritter, Saint John's 1; David Grace, Saint John's 1; Adam Jennings, Saint John's 1; Chris Jones, Saint John's 1; and Lynn Williamson, Federal Point 753. Helping Habitat For the holidays and new year, May the blessings of Heaven rest upon us and all Masons, their families, and neighbors. May brotherly love prevail, and every moral and social virtue cement us. Best wishes from your family at The NC Mason, the Grand Lodge office, and the print shop at the School of Graphic Arts. Y Z

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